Welcome to the Jacksonville IT Council
Vision & Mission Statement: The Jacksonville Information Technology Council (JITC) is a forum for information technology professionals to exchange information, explore new ideas, develop partnerships, educate the IT community, and contribute to the success of our members.
Meetings: The IT Council holds regular breakfast meetings on the last Tuesday of each month at the FSCJ Downtown Campus. Cost: Free to members & $10 for guests. Register online at http://www.jacksonvilleitcouncil.com/
7:30am Registration, Networking, Continental Breakfast
8:00am Program Begins: Table Talk, Breakfast Speaker, Keynote Presentation
9:30am Meeting Adjourns
- Table Talks: After the open networking we ask that our members introduce themselves and share information about their companies at their respective table. Members who bring a guest introduce their guest and get entered into our monthly gift card drawing.
- Be a breakfast sponsor: For $250, members can promote their business with a 10-minute presentation prior to the program speaker. Breakfast sponsors are also given the opportunity to distribute company’s materials on all the tables. If you are interested in being a spotlight speaker, email Matthew Parks at email@example.com
- Get involved: Attend regular meetings, attend special events, and volunteer on committees to get to know other members. Visit our website or email a Committee Chairperson for more information about committees and how you can get more involved.
Program Committee: Matthew Parks firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Committee: Sandy Griggs email@example.com
Communications / Social Media Committee: Christen Wojciechowski firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Involvement Committee: Mark Aston email@example.com
Tech Coast Conference Committee: Wendy Norfleet firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Projects: Jaremie Woodruff Jaremie@gmail.com
Board Officers: President: Mike Russo, Vice President: Dr. Wendy Norfleet, Treasurer: Thomas Lee, Secretary: Mike Nolan, Program Chair: Matthew Parks, & Past President: Joe Flask
New Member Tips
- Get to know your Mentor. They will help you get oriented within the council and make the most of the experience.
- Visit the website often to see who is speaking at our meetings or to learn what fun events we have planned. http://www.jacksonvilleitcouncil.com
- Support the work we do with Tech Coast Conference, a key initiative the IT Council has become known for over the years. http://www.techcoastconference.com
- Sign up for a lunch ladder – pick a lunch with key people or businesses you want to connect with and get some quality time in a smaller group. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a45a8a9283-beaches1
How to get the most out of the Chamber of Commerce Experience
People deal with people they know and trust, people that share values with them and people to whom they can relate. If you care about the community that you call home and believe in providing a quality product or service at a fair value, then you should meet like-minded people in the various Councils of the Chamber. The Chamber does not screen new members for character or competence, so people will not immediately assume you have the qualities they seek in a business partner. They need to get to know you and to see you in action doing something for the community or for the Chamber.
So, get involved! Attend mixers and let people see your fun side, serve on committees and show that you care and can get things done. In time, other Chamber members will see you as someone they want to do business with and even let you into their personal life as a friend. As they gain that intimate knowledge of you and your business they will become an extension of your marketing effort through successful networking. You will then be selling through the Chamber, not just to the Chamber, and the power of the experience multiplies. The more you put into the Chamber the more you will get back both personally and professionally.
We are delighted you have joined the fastest growing and most dynamic Council in the Chamber of Commerce!